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What do I do if I have a Change of Circumstance?

 

If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and your circumstances change you MUST notify us of this change IMMEDIATELY.
 
If you fail to notify us and you are overpaid you may have to pay this back. We call this an OVERPAYMENT of Housing Benefit/ Council Tax Support.
 
The following changes will affect the amount of benefit you receive:
 
      Changes in your Income
  • If you Start or Stop to receive Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance or any other type of state benefit
  • If you Start or Stop to receive Child or Working Tax Credits  
  • If your salary or wages increase or decrease
  • If there is any other change to the income that you or your partner receive
  • If there is any change to the income of a non-dependant

 

Changes in your home

  • If you move address
  • If the number of people living with you change
  • A partner either comes to live with you or leaves the property

 

Other possible changes

  • If you or your partner go into hospital
  • If you or your partner either become, or cease to be a student
  • If the amount of savings you have increases or decreases

 

There are many different ways in which your circumstances changing could effect the amount of Housing Benefit/ Council Tax Support that you receive, if you have a change in your circumstances and are unsure of how it will effect your claim you can contact the Revenues & Benefits on 01902 696668 to enquire.
 
It is better to be sure than to have to pay back any Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support that has been overpaid to you.
 
For Information on the Local Authority's new scheme Council Tax Support, click here.
 

Forms

To notify us in writing please complete: Change of Circumstances Form  (pdf)
To notify us of a change of address please complete: Change of Address Form (pdf)
 

 

Contacts

 

Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support Enquiries       Revenues & Benefits                          
Telephone: (01902) 696668 South Staffordshire Council
Fax: (01902) 696630 Wolverhampton Road
Email: benefits@sstaffs.gov.uk Codsall
  South Staffordshire
  WV8 1PX

 

 
LGSL No: 70

 

 

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